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We've got a bit of a backlog due to the poor internet access in Cuba and I've had a few rums, so I'll make this one relatively short! Cienfuegos is a cool city that is not overly touristy (other than one square that's supposedly quite French-looking, but we must be philistines because we couldn't tell the difference between the French-inspired buildings of Cienfuegos and the Spanish- ...
... was no US invasion going on this time, I'm sure that if Jose had been around in 1961 the invasion would have been over before it started as he would go Fidel and his tanks to Playa Giron in record time. For more detail about what really happened check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_Pig s_Invasion
My attempt at a serious conversation in Spanish demonstrated two things:
1. How bad my Spanish was and
2. Jose’s English was worse than ...
... to be booked well in advance. Lack of funds has allowed the public transport system to degenerate into an inefficient and unloved part of the social revolution.
Recently private operators have been allowed to convert old trucks to passenger use. They are not very comfortable, but at least provide a regular and reliable service at a very affordable price.
Cienfuegos is a relatively new city, incorporated in 1819 by French settlers. Its main square is a wonderful architectural melange, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005. Our "people to people" activities there include a visit to an art school and a concert by ...
We ended our stay in Varadero by taking a arranged dive excursion to the bay of pigs where we attended to stay after the two dives and continue east to either Playa Giron or further.
The dive here offered walls of corals and many exotic fishes and a small wreck.
We are so lucky. Just after the dives a bus heading to Trinidad passed by and we hoped on and went all the way.